The Meeker County farm of the Charles Ness family, 1947. As one of just two R.E.A. electric demonstration farms in the U.S., the Ness farm hosted 34,000 visitors from thirty-two states and six foreign countries interested in learning about the benefits of electricity.
Minnesota State Horticultural Society bronze medal awarded to Professor W. H. Alderman, University of Minnesota, for advancing the art and science of fruit growing and leadership in all horticultural activities, 2016. Photographed by Mary Laine.